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in washington. so, look, forget the ads. everybody can run a slight gap. forget the truck. every vatican by a truck. -- everyone can buy a truck. here's what you need to ask yourself on tuesday -- when the chips are down, when the tough votes come, on all the fights that mattered to middle-class families across this commonwealth, who is going to be on your side? >> martha! >> that is what this race on tuesday is all about. because it is easy to say you are independent and you're going to bring people together in all of that stuff, until you actually have to do it. when the vote comes on energy, when there is a choice between standing with big oil or fighting for the clean energy jobs of the future, whose side are you going to be on? >> martha! >> when there is a choice between giving tax breaks to the wealthiest few and that corporations that ship them overseas, or giving them to the middle class, who is going to be on your side? >> martha! >> you will hear a lot about taxes. last year i kept a campaign promise to cut taxes for 95% of working americans. i cut taxes. and these members of
cabinet is forced to meet outside on plastic chairs. in washington, brooke hart, nbc news. >> there are glimmers of hope popping up across haiti. this morning we're hearing from members of fairfax county search and rescue team. they say they are exhausted but keep moving forward. they pulled a u.n. officer from denmark from the rubble of a crushed building. he was there since last week. he was in remarkably good shape. >> took us four hours to get to him. we saw him. we got a visual on him and had him out in four. he's in good shape. >> they are being called heroes for their work in haiti. they saved about a dozen people from the rubble. >>> even here in washington you can help earthquake victims in haiti. >> the haitian embassy needs help sorting through the thousands of donations people made over the weekend. megan mcgrath has more. >> reporter: good morning. of course the situation in haiti is really quite dire and has struck a chord with people in our area. the outpouring of support has been tremendous. if you see over my shoulder here the u-haul is filled with supplie
that they really want people to donate cash. they appreciate the generosity. and the generosity of washington tone yaps and all the stops that they are donating which is very hard to transport the stops much easier to transport money. and this warehouse is absolutely stopped with all kinds of bottled waters and medical supplies and so forth. but you can see here at the loading docks, there are no trucks pulled here. the big question now is how they will get all the stuff out to the island. >> just the simple mind. >> reporter: it is perhaps the measure of the generosity of the people of washington. and that scores of them turned up at the embassy to help. even as some worry about their own friends on the island. and some had reassuring text messages. others had no word at all. >> and you had to hope that you have beautiful stories to show. i hope that she will see that. >> reporter: hundreds of people turned up at the dc warehouse to sort the thousands of bags and boxes that were donated over the weekend. >> and this is something that we need to do. this is the day of giving back to the community.
washington," on your side. >>> good monday morning. i am doug mckelway. your traffic and weather together every 10 minutes. here is brian van de graaff. >> good morning. we had a rough day for the second half of the weekend. this system is on its way to w england. we will seek a fair amount of sunshine. maybe some drizzle. the temperatures are mild. upper 30's to 40. a little gray today but gradual clearing. it should be a very nice day. >> we antipate the light volume of traffic. however, there is some slippery pavement, so do be careful. we will take you on a quick tour. traffic is good out of tysons. nothing to worry about in virginia. hov lanes are relaxed for everybody except the john hanson highway. this is woodbridge. we lost that camera. this is the george washington parkway. out to reagan national, no problems on 295. more to come on the traffic end scene. >> thank you. >>> people are desperate for food, water, and medical supplies in haiti. they're trying to get donations to survivors. matt brock is following the latest developments in port-au- prince. >> thousands of marines ar
de 700 voluntarios hicieron largas filas cerca del hospital general de washington para ofrecerse como voluntarios "la verdad es que ha sido un esfuerzo increible hay un monton de gente alli adentro.. " esta hispana separa los productos de limpieza personal... "estamos dividiendo todo los jabones, los shampoo, los acondicionadores, lo estamos separando para ponerlo dentro de ciertas cajas..." este padre de familia vino desde nueva york... el saca de su automovil una caja pesada con toda clase de productos... "vienen toallas, sabanas , comidas enlatadas, cereales, medicina para ninos, pampers ..." esta voluntaria, se encarga de dividir los medicamentos necesarios de los inutiles... "no traigan prescripciones, hemos conseguido una caja llena de prescripciones personal, cosa que el doctor le da a uno, no, no lo traiga..." y es que muchos estan donando cosas innecesarias, como jabon usado y ropa de invierno.... "que n
-- for this morning's " washington journal." back tomorrow morning at 7:00 a.m. eastern. enjoy the rest of this martin luther king holiday. . [captioning performed by national captioning institute] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2010] . >> president barack obama talks about dr. king and his legacy and an update on the martin luther king memorial. we'll also look to the establishment of mlk day. coming up later today, live coverage of new virginia governor bob mcdonnell in his first state of the commonwealth address. we will begin at 7:00 p.m. eastern here on c-span. ).zÑtonight, larry cohen, the hd of the communications workers of america and what the federal government's role should be an expanding communication in the communication that is on c-span 2. now president barack obama on the legacy of martin luther king jr. he commemorated the birthday of the late civil rights leader yesterday. president barack obama spoke at the historic thurmont avenue baptist church in the nation's capital where dr. king once preached. his remarks are about half an hour. [applause] >> good morning.
entire family. google may get out of china. >> you are watching abc 7's "good morning washington," with doug mckelway, alison starling, meteorologist brian van de graaff, weather, and lisa baden, traffic. this is "good morning washington," on your side. >>> in our top stories, police in texas want to know who killed a family of five. the bodies were found yesterday about 55 miles northwest of houston. a relative is being questioned by police. the man who set off a security breach said he walked through the wrong door. the man was returning from haiti when he returned from a restricted door. this delayed dozens of flights. he was released. his charges include criminal trespassing. there is a fan favorite. tickets for the saints and vikings game are going for double what the jets and colt are going for pert three under $82 is compared to $800 for the tennessee game. >>> the cost of filling up is going up again. the price at the pump is up 3 cents. nationwide, it is an average of $2.74 a gallon. it is a reaction to rising crude prices. they hit a 15-month high last week. >>> 6:14. y
of the national days of service events taking place in washington here today on our website at wusa9.com. live in washington, kristin fisher, 9 news now and wusa9.com. >>> jessica doyle is off today but we have the "living $mart" report at 7 after the hour. a deal could be reached by wednesday to sell the washington wizards. the "washington post" reports capitals owner is in negotiations reportedly to buy the team. he was given first right of refusal following the death of abe poland last year. the team is worth $450 million. >>> montgomery county may try to lure costco to wheaton. the council is considering a $4 million deal. it would bring the warehouse retailer to the mall there. costco would replace the hold hects. >>> maryland leaders are down playing a report that bwi martial airport for sale. a department of transportation spokesman says there is no effort to sell the airport. >>> it is 8 after the hour. in four minutes the hero central report. bring you an update on a local literacy program. learn new developments with hortons kids an how we are helping out. right now it is focus on ma
captioning services, inc >> welcome to washington, i'm bret baier. polls open tomorrow for one of the biggest election in years. it could literally decide the fate of the democrats' healthcare reform legislation. first, a quick update on the rescue efforts in haiti. 70,000 bodies have been recovered so far. a massive relief evident continues today. the united nations officials say 73,000 people received enough food to last a week. the u.n. is calling on more soldiers to keep the peace. u.n. promises to contribute million-and-a-half in emergency aid. and president obama committed $100 million to the effort. we have much more live from haiti in a few minutes. ♪ ♪ >> bret: first up, in a region that loves its sports the massachusetts senate race could be turning into one of those miracle on ice. david versus goliath story. relatively unknown republican could be 24 hours from staging one of the biggest political upsets ever. karl cameron reports on a day before the election that was never supposed to be close. >> greeting the hockey fans, scott brown on the brink of the once unthinkable, winn
sight over haiti. our washington bureau was the only invited on this mission, they hope to guide aid to the people that need it. >> they have asked to specifically focus on port-au-prince, theicalital capital city, and looking at roads and telephone lines and power lines. >> the crew will fly over haiti and images will be used to help in efforts. one important pipeline comes from charleston air force base where airmen are being flown from around the clock. >> we landed in haiti at night and in doing so we saved ourselves a lot of time. there is only one runway and a lot of planes filled with humanitarian aid trying to land in the day. crews only had hours to land and move for room for others bringing aid from around the world. >> before the sun went down, inspiration of this mission of mercy looked up at the cargo of a country needed. this is a devastation seen from the sea-17, homes reduced to rubble, affecting even the strongest of military men and women. from day to night time on the ground in haiti, everywhere we looked we saw crews from all around the world. some having not slep
quarters in washington to discuss relief efforts and former president bill clinton lent a hand. they are working together to raise money for survivors. about 1.5 million people were left homeless and plans are underway to build a massive tent camp for 100,000 victims. people are still found alive and search teams believe there are survivors inside collapsed buildings. rob morrison for cbs news, port- au-prince haiti. >>> coverage continues with mike hamilton who has more on a teenager who survived the earthquake. >> reporter: pat henry survived the earthquake and haiti and wants to give back. he was volunteering at an orphanage, rings of hope, when the room shook. >> i thought to myself i was going to die. it felt like the building was going to come down. >> reporter: he and his family are collecting donations at their restaurant. >> there are miracles that happen down there. i was lucky to get out when i did. now i'm trying to fund raise and help those that are down there. >> it was enough just to know that he was safe, that he was okay. i knew the rest was in god's hand. >> o
the tanker, fighting broke out, leaving three dead. one year ago this week, barack obama entered washington in style, by train on his formal inaugural journey. today, as barack obama deals with the realities of government, our correspondent has been retracing the route of that whistles stop tour -- was stopped -- whistle-stop tour. >> they came out to see their man on way to the white house. >> temperatures that were beyond frigid. they stood for hours to get a glimpse of this african-american man who was achieving the great american dream. >> as i prepare to leave for washington on a trip that you made possible -- >> baltimore was 4 days prior and for weeks after -- baltimore was for days prior and for weeks after -- >> i am not going alone. i will be taking you with me. >> baltimore, a largely black and democratic city. many feel the same enthusiasm for the man. >> asking one year later, how do you think barack obama is doing? >> it politicians and pundits sees a clear divide developing -- a politician and pundit sees a clear divide developing. >> the african-american community feels that
's college basketball teams in washington, d.c. the melee happened as georgetown and louisville were warming up. a georgetown player reportedly tripped a louisville player who was running laps, sparking a scuffle which had athletes trading punches. since it happened an hour before the game, no penalties were assessed. georgetown went on to win. >>> food and supplies were lacked onto a luxury cruiseliner but not for vacationers. they are using ships to transport it there. 80 pal ets supplies were loaded onto the cruise ship bound for the earthquake-torn country. >>> the main attraction at a sportsman's show in minnesota wasn't large but made quite a splash. twiggy, the water skiing squirrel, showed off her amazing aquatic skills, wearing a tiny little life preserver. the adorable animal expertly displayed her unique talent. that's always video that makes you smile. >>> now for a look at your national and regional weather, here's nbc meteorologist bi karins with your weather channel forecast. twiggy never gets old. >> can she swim? let's talk about the temperatures out there. it continues to
them most. at the embassy of haiti in northwest washington, a call for donations for the victims of the earthquake produced overwhelming results. >> we had three lines deep on mass avenue going past k street almost up to the white house. and we're very humbled. >> bags and bags of clothing, as well as food, water and other supplies were piled the grounds of the embassy. there was more inside and trucks were brought in to haul away the items for temporary storage until they could be transported to port-au-prince. >> all floors were covered inside the embassy before you got here. had six large u-haul truckses. >> at the national cathedral, there was a service of prayer and music and a special collection. the money will go to an eepiscopal haitian relief fund providing food, water and medicine to those in need. >> remember the people of hafity. reach out to those who have lost loved ones. to those who still wt for news of the missing. >> several churches in the area are reaching out to help the people of haitind are comforting relatives. >> we're praying for them at every single ma
across the washington area. we'll take a few more hours to get the sunshine out but once wedo it should be a mild afternoon. 42 at reagan national, that's not bad for this time of day. 4in ocean city and 42 in hagerstown. our afternoon high temperatures, we have clearing skies, top out in the low 50s. 51 here in washington. winds out of the north and west at 15. so it will feel cooler than that but all in all a nice looking day for our martin luther king. let's get to lauren demarco and she's in with a look at our on- time traffic and i'm assing things are relatively quiet. >>> things are quiet. we're seeing light volume due to the holiday. we have holiday scheduling for metro, marc and vre, no service. and expect delays at grosvenor. no problems on the beltway. passing connecticut avenue. 270 looks good. appreciating the beltway into the inner loop, we have some police activity here to the left of the ramp, not causing much of a delay with the lighter volume. 66 looks great. no problems on 95 as you make the trip up from fredericksberg. here we are at the mixing bowl in springfield. ev
underway in washington. a live look at haiti northwest, that visual is hosted by the greater washington greater relief committee. >> there is an old saying in the military that the last mile to your destination is always the hardest. that's even more through these days in haiti. bruce leshan is live if many southeast, where organizers tonight are trying to figure out how to get tons of supplies to the people who need them, bruce? >> reporter: yeah, they need them. clearly it is easier for them. and more efficient to actually just send money. send a check. but this is a big dc government warehouse. and inside there, it's completely stuffed with donations of bottled water, clothes, blankets, medical supplies. but the greater washington relief committee is now pleading for help in trying to get all this stuff to the island. >> reporter: hundreds of people, they heard the call and turned up to help. all this stuff donated by poem across the washington region. volunteers, they have shorted and boxed it. and prepared it for delivery. and the 4-year-old, campbell, has seen the devastation on t
they can endure the long- term process of rebuilding. >> the washington area turned out in a big way today at the haitian embassy to help relief efforts. >> reporter: this was the scene in front of the haitian embassy in washington as more than 1000 people showed their solidarity for haiti's earthquake victims. >> my dad is haitian and the rest of my family are here trying to donate as much as we can. >> i have grandchildren so i have plenty of stock of formula, diapers and wipes and stuff like that. >> granola bars and soup and tuna in oil packages. >> there is another truck coming in a second. >> reporter: there were helping hands of all sizes. >> we brought hand sanitizer. some soap. some brushes and some toothpaste. >> reporter: others there with shelters. a tent with supplies for up to 10 people. >> sleeping bags. water purification kits and tools that a family of ten needs to survive. >> reporter: and folks were not about to let a bit of icy rain get in the efforts to help those most in need in haiti. >> i'm very thankful. the response is huge. >> reporter: so huge that the embassy s
massachusetts. want proof? scott brown volunteers from walla walla, washington, and wisconsin. he can restore balance in power in washington. >> reporter: martha coakley has out of state help too. a brown victory would give republicans the votes to kill the president's health care plan. brown is a 50-year-old state senator, a lawyer and a former model who has tried to tap into voter anxiety over the economy. in the latest abc news/"washington post" poll, 62% of americans think the country is on the wrong track. >> wall it anger, anything you want. >> reporter: brown says he is an independent republican, but he refused to tell me how he would vote differently than republicans in washington. but anything you can point to where you would have differed from any republican -- >> i'm not going to focus on what's happened in the past. i'm going to focus on what i have an ability to deal with in the future. >> reporter: martha coakley is a hard-nosed prosecutor. she made her name in the famed louise woodward nanny trial in the 1990s, but democrats say she has run a flat, slow campaign. and she walled
this week to try to do just that. >> reporter: in washington, beth parker, fox 5 news. >> former president clinton and his daughter are on the ground in haiti at the port-au-prince airport. the former president offered elbow grease helping to unload supplies he is expected to meet the haitian president. since joining forces last week with former president bush the two have raised $8 million for relief efforts. >>> meantime, president obama and the first lady visited the heart of the relief effort in washington. touring the disaster operation center the red cross headquarters in dc, the president personally thanked the staff for working around the clock to bring aid to survivors in haiti. >>> confusion at a donation drive led to frustration among volunteers trying to help haiti. they called for assistance to sort through a mountain of donations at a warehouse in southeast. a huge response was more than the embassy bargained for. matt ackland is live at the live. >> hundreds gathered at this warehouse behind me to sort supplies and put them in the right boxes but would you believe it, too ma
are they making contingency plans? get this. one of the things they are talking about in washington, taking the senate bill, passing it as is in the house, which means it could go straight to the president's desk for signature and work out the details later. >> norah o'donnell. >> stay there, norah, we'll be getting back to you. i'm surprised. first of all, cliff from "cheers," but curt schilling, how do you get a yankees fan to boston? let's play martha coakley talking about -- head democrats say she's probably the most clueless -- this is a democrat. so, please, bloggers, put down the cheetos, don't attack me. democrats saying she is the most clueless candidate they have ever seen in their life. this is her talking about curt schilling, the yankee. >> the iconic figure, curt schilling. anybody who has suffered with the red sox. hold on -- hold on. one of the most iconic movements of the last century of the boston red sox is curt schilling's bloody sock. >> it's not like they are talking about coco crisp. they are talking about curt schilling. >> for those in new york who don't quite get i
is on the comfort and will be filing reports throughout the week. >>> washington-area residents displayed a mass show of support for the haitian relief effort. they showed up with food, diapers and supplies to help the victims of the quake. the outpouring of support was so overwhelming the embassy storage rooms were unable to hold all of the donations. >> any truck companies that can help us with truck and transportation, any storage spaces, companies that can give us space we would really appreciate that. >> reporter: as always, organizers say money the easiest thing to donate to help those in haiti, primarily because the infrastructure needed to transport materials simply doesn't exist. >> view more coverage on the haiti earthquake anytime at wusa9.com. click on the banner at the top of the home page for more on how to help plus details on local fund-raising events. >>> today's martin luther king holiday is often a call to serve for millions across america and there are plenty of opportunities around washington today. 9 news now digital correspondent kristin fisher is live from the mlk memoria
in pakistan today, and said they've been tortured. the men-- all young muslims from the washington, d.c., area-- have been in custody since december on suspicion of planning attacks inside pakistan. as their prison van drove by reporters, they shouted, "we're being tortured." prison officials and police refuted those claims. the president of ukraine, victor yushchenko, was eliminated from that country's presidential contest over the weekend. he was one of the architects of the so-called "orange revolution" five years ago, but won only 5% in the first round of voting. opposition leader viktor yanukovich, who lost the presidency to yuschenko in 2005, had the lead. his closest challenger was prime minister and orange heroine yulia tymoshenko. they will face each other in a runoff set for february 7. in chile, sunday's presidential election brought the first political shift to the right since general augusto pinochet's dictatorship ended in 1990. sebastian pinera, a billionaire conservative, won almost 52% of the runoff vote. his supporters rallied in streets across the country. pinera campaigned
in washington, after collecting truckloads of clothes, toiletries and food, the haitian embassy is no longer accepting supplies. now there is a serious and growing need for otherinds of contributions. news 4 is live at the embassy with more on the next steps in a huge local relief effort. julie? >> well, hi, jim. a candidate the light vigil is going to get under way shortly, organized by the haiti relief committee. that group and d.c. officials were very busy dealing with supplies that came over the weekend. lucky for them, an army of volunteers also showed up to help. >>> by sunday night, a mountain of donations had piled up outside the haitian baem embassy. trucks rolled in to pick up over 2,000 bags and hundreds of broxs. this morning, this warehouse outside the old d.c. general hospital became the stage for the next phase of the operation. sorting the donations. about 700 volunteers responded to a call for help. dorenda bowers and her son drove in from port washington. >> we're dividing, sheets, pillow cases, baby sheets and baby blankets. we're the sheet department. >> inside the wareho
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be far away, but there are still many ways we can help. what's happening in washington today that will aid the thousands of victims. >>> plus, honoring his legacy. how the district is celebrating martin luther king jr. day. "news 4 midday" begins right now. >>> good morning and welcome to "news 4 midday." i'm joe krebs. >> and i'm barbara harrison. good morning, everyone. we begin with the earthquake in the desperate situation unfolding in haiti. >> it's been nearly a week and survivors are still being found after that devastating earthquake. >> for manother hatians, the problem is that help isn't arriving nearly fast enough. the water, food, and medical supplies are being brought into the country. there are just too many people who need them. this morning, there are 5,000 u.s. troops in that region. >> and an additional 2,000 marines are expected to arrive some time today. news 4's tracee wilkins has been following the situation this morning. she joins us now with the very latest. >> good morning, joe, good morning, barbara. those troops will be on hand in case hatian police
, causing delays." also this morning in "the washington post" it says "than the eye and he the." they have a chart in terms of numbers. major deployment is the headline. "u.s. armed forces are sending thousands of troops and supplies to haiti. 7500 personnel expected to arrive today. 130,000 food rations airlifted. 250,000 liters of water delivered on saturday." we will read more on this story. we want to get to our question for you. based on an opinion piece from "the washington post" what has changed in 50 years. 50 years ago, just across the river from the nation's capital, children of african descent, including many whose ancestors worked the land for george washington, were being bused far from their neighborhoods to maintain segregated school systems. interracial marriage was prohibited. in arlington and fairfax counties, lunch counters generally expected black customers to order carry out only. in parts of the district and its suburbs, housing discrimination created what activist called "a white news" around the inner city. the washington redskins had not a single black player." tex
at the haitian embassy in washington over the weekend. an army of volunteers gathering all kinds of donations. clothes, blankets and toys. u.s. charities have taken in more than $150 million for haiti. our quake coverage continues later on "good morning america" with some remarkable stories from the rubble. don't miss "gma" coming up at 7:00. >>> now a lookt your weather on this martin luther king day. drenching rain and heavy mountain snow from california to oregon and washington and from montana down to arizona. coastal rain in the northeast, up to half a foot of snow in northern new england. thick morning fog in the midwest and ohio valley. >> 34 in boston. 46 in new york. 59 in atlanta. 60s in dallas and new orleans. 30s from minneapolis to detroit. 54 in seattle. 45 in boise. 53 in sacramento. >>> director james cameron is back on top of the world after clinching top honors at the golden globes last night. >> just like "titanic" 12 years ago, cameron's sci-fi blockbuster "avatar" won best drama and best director. best picture in a musical or comedy went to "the hangover." animated film.
, at that point, islamabad, washington, london, information centers where we're all linked up all the time, understanding everything, every leader involved in the coalition was doing saying so forth. we brought that forward, post, for the iraq conflict and the cic was the british element of that, based partly in the foreign office, but working, with very much as part of the overall iraq communications. >> so members of your team part of it? >> members of my team. members of the american team. we had, we have a system of swapping. we had a very senior person from the american side who was there. we have, different times, we have french people. we had spaniards. we had polls, australians, dutch. people from all over. >> this was the group that was commission to do the february dossier? >> it was, yeah. >> so could you tell us, how that came about? >> that came about from, one of the sis people who occasionally attended as expert advisor really, this, wasn't always weekly, but fairly regular, iraq strategic discussion group is how i would have called it really, he informed us that there was i
in washington on friday. the embassy has asked the general public to stop dropping of supplff supplies. wokrers there were -- workers there were a rahm. >> they do not want any more bags or boxes. that has taken to a warehouse. martin luther king day volunteers poured in to help. >> along went around the warehouse behind the scenes general hospital. so many volunteers showed up, so eager to help out. >> you do not have to give something. i am not selfish or anything. i just want to give. i see people in worse shape than i am. >> they are asking for gauze and bandages. >> and there were orders to give out and waivers to fill up. several agencies and volunteer groups will be a close, trying to organize this massive effort. trucks carted 2000 bags and hundreds of boxes to the haitian -- from the and that -- embassy to the warehouse. everything from clothing to food to toiletries tissues, all needing to be organized. it is about noon here and the noise is deafening. hundreds of people are bagging and sorting and folding tons of detonations. some form human conveyor belts, passing boxes from one to
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hurtado in washington. >>> we're joined by skype by tim taylor. you're ate hospital, a very unique situation. we understand your hospital can handle up to 100 patients. right now, you only have a handful, how can that be? >> the frustration that we're having here in milot, is that the many locations in and around port-au-prince that are trying to handle some of these critical care cases aren't secure, and it's creating some problems for the coast guard and other relief teams getting the people out of those areas and into an area that's very, very safe. the frustration, as we have full implement of medical teams here, orthopedic surgeons and trauma teams, that have flown in from the united states, as well as our own haitian doctors and nurses. i mean, we could be in operation 24/7. my surgeons are just sitting here on their hands waiting for patients while they're dieing in port-au-prince. when a patient comes in here, they're treated with dignity and given every opportunity to survive. in two or three days, the majority of the people we could save are going to be dead. and there is
. >> at the haitian embassy in washington. it was supposed to end at 4:00 p.m., for a few hours, and more than one dozen truckloads later. belongings for a beleaguered nation continued to pour in. >> at this time, the nation needs that. >> yes, humanity. it is the right thing to do. >> and get this. the Élan was so loaded with items that neighboring pakistan offered up its grounds for the spillover -- thelawn is so loaded. -- the lawn was so loaded. >> for the first time in my live, we really understand that united we stand -- for the first time in my life. >> hopefully, we will get this out tonight. >> it actually brought tears to my eyes. >> it means everything, when for so long, all to have felt is powerlessness -- all you have felt. the is donating, volunteering, and organizing were moved -- those donating. organizers hope it will get there by the end of the week. jay korff, abc7 news. >>> people of all faiths gathered at the national cathedral to offer prayers for the victims of the earthquake. an interfaith prayer service was held, and donations went to the relief effort for haiti. >>> and
.n. peacekeepers trying to make sure everyone who needs help is getting it. whit johnson, cbs news, washington. >>> this morning i interviewed lieutenant commander, a neurologist from bethesda, maryland who was born in haiti. he is on the u.s. comfort heading back to his homeland to help in this mission. we are joined from the usns comfort ship. thank you for speaking with us. testimony us what you know about the fate of your family members in haiti, those who are still there. >> well, my family members, my close family members are actually all doing well right now. i have aunt and uncle who i am very close to who were in buildings that were shattered during the earthquake but they live outside of port-au-prince. i have a cousin who took a few days for us to find her and when we found her she was found under the rubble, brick and other things like that and pulled out. but when they pulled her out, although she was stuck she was not harmed, not physically harmed. so we are happy habit that. >> this mission is very personal for you. talk about what you are going to be doing. you are a neurologis
. with it, it will drag the clouds currently across the washington area with it. our trend will be more and more sunshine throughout the course of the day and temperatures will once again top out in the upper 40s and low 50s. here is your day planner for today. again, clouds. it will be a little chilly here to start day. i know temperatures are around 40 but we'll have winds out of the north and west flowing about 10 to 15 miles per hour. by later this afternoon, lots of sunshine and high temperatures in the low 50s. so very nice for our martin luther king holiday. >> okay. sounds good. i mentioned a little while ago that i hadn't had my car washed but if you want to get your car washed, st. matthew's unite methodist church in annandale is washing cars today and all the donations are going toward the relief effort in haiti. that is between 9:00 and 6:00 this evening. >> good to know. >> find out about traffic this morning with lauren demarco. >> we do have one accident to report on the beltway in prince george's county on the inner loop at 214. it is actually on the ramp to westbound 21
bureau chief for the "washington post." i was able to explore to rome to ask questions. and i also asked myself, how did he get this way? this begin a long research effort to roll back the clock to the 1980's, a. i had covered in washington as a white house correspondent for the "washington post" and to understand how the fissile material, the passage in the chemicals not so widely spread. and in the process of the research, i got very lucky one day. i discovered the papers from the kremlin of the college the nebbish vitae. mr. could type with a professional staff member who passed away in 2001 boat doing my research i found he had left behind a large amount of documents from the time he served unessential member on the staff ready with on the defense department which was responsible for the entire industrial military complex. and mr. katayev was one of those fellows who lived by the power of his pencil and it's been. he filled dozens of large note works with notes every day of technical details, think that it happened in the kremlin, arms control, weapons decision. and what is so fascin
. that is unusual for this part of january. 56 in washington for the activities there. 54 frederick. even as you headed west into higher elevations in the western part of the state, not bad. things cooled off, mid-40s already at bwi marshall. and 30s just north of the pennsylvania line. a little bit of a breeze still, it was breezy at times this afternoon. the winds will continue to diminish tonight. we're down to 33 by the start of tomorrow. another gorgeous day on tap tomorrow, 50s again. enjoy it because it doesn't really last. we'll talk more about that coming up. >>> today all around the country people are marking the martin luther king jr. holiday and locally a number of celebrations took place. at the helping up mission a special chapel service to remember the slain civil rights leader who really changed the course of history. helping up mission is a rehabilitation program that helps men rebuild their lives. >> our hope that the guys will come away with an encouraging word, with hope, a new insight into the way that -- to look at their problems. i believe the way you look at your proble
word volunteer. reporting from northwest washington, back to you. >> we'll have our report, the hospital ship is on its way from baltimore to haiti as we speak. >> there was another earthquake today. this one was in guatemala. it hit this morning. the preliminary magnitude was 5.8. the quake hit about 60 miles southwest of adequate mall la city. no reports of any major damage. officers say they had to use a taser because the suspect wuss being combative and assaulted them. and investigation into this is now under way. more on how this unfolded yesterday. pat? >>> wendy, a 36-year-old shoplifting suspect dies after a confrontation with an arlington cop. how did this happen? was it the struggle? the cop's taser gun? or something else? it happened down under in the pentagon city metro station. a suspect in a drugstore shoplifting case dice after a confrontation with police. they say the arlington police officer spotted the shoplifting suspect. he called for him to stop, but the suspect didn't. the officer called for backup. then they say there was a confrontation between the s
the senior program manager for academic seminars with the washington center for internships and academic seminars here in washington d.c. for over 30 years we have had over 42,000 alumni come through our internships program in washington d.c. where we place students with substantial internships in coalition with academic courses and additional programming that turns them full-time credit at their home institutions. we currently work with over 850 colleges and institutions from the country and worldwide. our web site is www.twc.edu. the students we have here today are all purchase vince in a two week seminar called, "inside washington." this week we are focusing on politics and the media. they represent 60 different colleges and universities and we are happy to have them here. we have two panels this morning. first, a panel sponsored by a partner with the washington center, the graduate school for political management here at george washington university. they will be hosting this panel on a new media. i want to introduce you to the moderator in the center seat and allow him to introduce
, santiago. >> a year ago this week, barack obama entered washington in style, arriving by train on his journey. huge crowds gathered along the route to cheer on their new president, but as he deals with the gritty realities of presidency, we've retraced the whistle-stop tour to discover what the voters thought in baltimore. >> one year ago, they came out in their tens of thousands to see their man on his way to the white house. >> thousands of baltimorians braved temperatures that were just beyond frigid, stood for hours to get a glimpse of this african-american man that was achieving the great american dream. autopsy sexaw as i prepare to leave for washington on a trip that you made possible -- >> baltimore buzzed for days prior and for weeks after. >> i know that i will not be traveling alone. i'll be taking you with me. >> one year on, are the people still with their president? do the voters of baltimore, a largely black and democratic city, feel the same enthusiasm about the man they helped elect? >> we want to ask you, a year later, how do you think barack obama is doing? >> i'm
washington post" today reporting that hatian president rene preval has been largely absent in the quake's aftermath. he has yet to visit the refugee camp that's in port-au-prince, next to the ruin of that national palace. >>> and the big political story back here in the u.s., the fate of the senate seat long held by ted kennedy will be decided tomorrow in a special election in massachusetts. and the "boston herald" calls this contest david versus goliath, saying that scott brown's surge threatens the leader of the free world's agenda. >> and according to the "washington post," there are 13 separate independent groups paying for tv ads in the final days of this massachusetts race. because they're all going to claim their ad put so-and-so over the top. >> and on the topic of spending money, it might start costing you to click, "the new york times" anyway. any day now, "the times" will announce plans to charge online readers. >> we'll see about that. we're still free. >>> and a juicy story out of rhode island. my man, former mayor of providence is considering getting back into politics. a
volunteers served breakfast at the search of the epiphany in washington, d.c. again, all part of the legacy for that man, martin luther king jr. later this evening, president obama and first lady michelle obama, will honor dr. king at a let freedom ring concert at the kennedy center. and a programming note for you tonight, msnbc will examine the issues surrounding race and post racial identity in america with a two-hour prime time special. "obama's america: 2010 and beyond" hosted by "hardball's" chris matthews and tom joyner at 10:00 p.m. eastern time. >>> california is bracing for five winter storms in five days. it is already snowing in the north this morning. the mountains could get three feet today and up and down the coast people are stocking up on sandbags. in los angeles today residents who live below the wildfire ravaged mountains are on high alert in case there are flash floods. >>> and despite the rain in los angeles last night, hollywood's top stars made their way to the beverly hilton hotel for the 6 th annual golden globe ray awards and the big winner last night -- >> and a th
collected for haiti survival kits. swarms of people are flocking to the haitian embassy in washington to drop off their donations. in fact, so many people want to help that traffic is backing up in the heart of the capital city. >>> cnn's larry king is once again reaching out this time to help the people of haiti. just as he helped the victims of hurricane katrina. on monday night larry king hosts a special two-our "larry king live" called haiti, how you can help. colin powell and queen rania are two of the guests that will be helping larry raise awareness about the devastation in haiti. monday night 8:00 p.m. eastern only here on cnn. >>> u.s. military rushing to get food to those who haven't eaten in days. guess what? cnn is along for the ride. getting help to those in need. >>> also, prayers and supplies for haiti. churches line up to give and to help. we're talking to the pastor of one of atlanta's largest congregations. >>> and political news tonight. a senate race in massachusetts that could go either way. why it matters to you and where you live. >>> we want to know what's on y
. >> the greater metropolitan area of washington. probably as far north as the outskirts of baltimore. as far south as clinton. >> we took our cameras to your studio this week. here is a segment where you are talking about haiti. >> , when i was a member of congress in 1980 i was in the forefront of the revolution. i said this guy is a formidable presence. i with like to now say he is an idiot. -- i would like to now say he is an idiot. >> maybe you are not as good judge of character. this is a racist remark. these were black slaves revolting of what -- resulting in what they said. it is the most racist remark we have heard this week. it is. it is absolutely basis. this. this. on a whole variety of levels. >> how much of that is planned? >> none of that is planned. we have probably said to ourselves, because we have a meeting between 4:00 a.m. and 5:00 a.m. and we really had not planned to stress the haitian catastrophe until robertson said what he said. he said that this was a story for the national news and it does not lend itself to talk value until robertson said what he said. it is a guy who a
. >> now, the greater washington hate pi relief committee is looking for volunteers and medical call supplies. the group says volunteers are needed to help load and unload trucks of supplies and sort them over at the warehouse despieds d.c. general hospital. be sure to stay with news and nbcwashington.com for the latest on the earthquake in haiti. continuing coverage coming up right here tonight. pat? >> new at 4:00 p.m., a manassas park police captain resigned his position a day after being arrested for stealing. he was the police department's third in command. he was arrested on saturday on charges of stealing a dale city fire department's suv. mosher has been charged with felony grand larceny and misdemeanor petty parseny. -- larceny. police are still investigating the case. arlington county police say there's an investigation under way after their officers used a stun gun on a man who later died. here's a picture of the 36-year-old. police say he went to the station after shoplifting in a local shopping senter. they say when police approached him, he got combative so they used a
are coming from all walks of life from the washington region trying to help. we'll get to that story? just a moment. let's continue with another story. maureen, why don't you pick that up? >>> a special service at the shine shrine of the sacred heart. main center held the mass in creole. people are waiting for word from their friends and family. their chaplain is alive in haiti and will return this week. >>> tents outside the haitian embassy could help save lives in haiti. shelter box is a humanitarian aid group. ten people can live in one of the tents for more than six months. the tents come in a box about the size of a storage bin and includes supplies like insulated sheets, mosquito nets, cooking stoves and utensils. they cost about $1,000 each. >> altogether i think we have over 200 boxes in haiti. i think a shipment would have arrived yesterday. some of them have already been put up. i think we have 2,000 committed to haiti and more on the way. >> reporter: the people stopped by the embassy to drop off supplies for its survival kit drive. >>> go to myfoxdc.com for the latest details o
area that you go to. >> it would be the greater metropolitan area of washington, probably as far north as the outskirts of baltimore and as far south as washington. -- warrington, places like that. >> we took our cameras to your studios this week. here is a segment where you and andy were talking about haiti. >> when i was a member of congress in 1988, pat robertson made his first foray into iowa and a lot of the republican party. i said that this guy is a formidable presence. i would like to now say that he is an idiot. he is more more run than -- more on than messiah. >> maybe your not a good judge of character. >> i am offended you have a question about this. this has nothing to do about christianity. it has everything to do with colonialism. this guy should take his ministry to the sci-fi channel. that is the example of being cursed. how did communism exist for 80 years? did the double not hate that? -- did the devil not take that? the premise is -- this is a racist remark. these were black slaves revolting against what they called a white god. >> i did not take race away from the
of high winds in washington. we'll break down the forecast in a few minutes. and choose any car in the aisle. unreal! oh yeah! whoaaa-- ( alarm sounding ) i'm sorry. you okay? my bad, mr. sapp. oh yeah. go national. go like a pro. >>> just hours from now, voters in massachusetts will fill the national seat left vacant by the death of ted kennedy. that will give them a big voice in the battle over health reform. democrats need coakley to win for the over haul, but brown has a voter rise. yesterday obama went to help rally for his party's nominee. take a listen. >> in many of the questions of our day, a lot of the votes -- a lot of these measures are going to rest on one vote. we have had one year to make up for eight. it has not been quick. it has not been easy. but we have begun to deliver on the change you voted for. >> beneath the headlines, more political intrigue at play. jim acosta has a look. this could affect how the health care vote goes. >> reporter: absolutely, kaeira. the fact that a scott brown victory here would essentially dash the hopes for the passage of health c
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